Basic Sewing


Our long-term objective is that students will go on to start entrepreneurial enterprises possibly creating employment for others or find workplace opportunities.


Course Outline

  • Control & threading of plain machine and over-locker
  • Industrial machines are used as per industry standards
  • Sample portfolio
  • Boy’s pants with fly and back pocket
  • Panel skirt
  • Unlined lady’s jacket
  • Man’s shirt with long sleeves, pocket and cuff
  • Lined shopper with inner pocket & zip

Students are taught a range of sewing skills using industrial sewing machines. At the end of the course, graduates will have a range of sample garments as well as a workbook/portfolio of skills learnt.

Offered: Khayelitsha and Hermanus 
Instructor: Mandisa Melelo and Pamela Myoli (Khayelitsha) 
Entry Requirements:    Basic literacy and numeracy 
Course Duration: 14 weeks (Khayelitsha) & 12 weeks (Hermanus)
Times: 08h30-16h30 Monday-Thursday
08h30-15h30 Friday
Cost to student: Khayelitsha R900 (includes the Business Essentials Course) R500 course fee + R400 non-refundable course registration fee
Hermanus R600 (2 payments of R100) + R400 non-refunable course registration fee
Cost to Learn to Earn:

R21 040 to train one person
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